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Does alegra d or amoxicillian cause loss of appetite. I am taking them for strep throat and sinusitis?

Does alegra d or amoxicillian cause loss of appetite. I am taking them for strep throat and sinusitis?

See below: Neither medication should cause loss of appetite. Your decrease in appetite is most likely secondary to your illness. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Sore Throat

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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Checklist: Treating a Sore Throat

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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12 year old, puking, nauseated , loss of appetite , no fever, tested negative to strep, also has accasional headache, also a sore throat what could this be?

12 year old, puking, nauseated , loss of appetite , no fever, tested negative to strep, also has accasional headache, also a sore throat what could this be?

Viral illness: This could be one of a number of viral illnesses. The number one that comes to mind at your child's age is mono. A blood test could be done to rule this in or out. Many of these viruses that cause a similar constellation of symptoms are self-limiting - this means your body will clear them up on its own, and child should get plenty of rest, fluids and good diet. Get her further checked out. ...Read more

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Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Is it a symptom of strep throat to have laryngitis?

Strep throat: Actually, not. A strep throat affects the pharynx and tonsils and is caused by bacteria. On the other hand, laryngitis involves the larynx or voice box and is mainly cuased by viruses. You develop a sore throat with strep and hoarness of the voice (or loss of voice in extreme cases) with laryngitis. ...Read more

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Checklist: Treating a Sore Throat

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
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Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Is a hoarse voice a symptom of strep throat or laryngitis?

Laryngitis: Acute laryngitis sx are hoarse voice, cough, sore throat and other URI sx.Strep throat has headache, sore throat with exudate, bodyaches , fever, chills and no hoarse voice. ...Read more

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